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CBS
Sep 27, 2010 7:00am EDT
news correspondent cynthia bowers is in portage, wisconsin to bring us up to date. good morning, cindy. >> reporter: good morning, maggie. this earthen he levee is part of a series of dikes built mostly sand way back in the 1890s. sunday parts began to erode or give way as people in the historic town of portage are seeing the wisconsin river at its highest level since 1938. here in portage, the wisconsin river reached 20.5 feet sunday. that's even higher than the predicted crest, which forecastrs said wouldn't come until later today. 300 residents were asked to evacuate but those who stayed behind were trapped when local highways were shut down. >> they told us that we have -- that we had ten minutes to get out of there because they are blocking off all the roads back there. >> reporter: all this flooding was the result of extraordinarily heavy rains that fell across the upper midwest last week, as much as 10 to 12 inches in some areas. in the western wisconsin town of arcadia, some folks were allowed to return to their homes only to find their belongings water-logged. >> phone
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 7:00am PDT
were trapped when local highways were shut down. >> they told us we have -- that we had 10 minutes to get out of there because they are blocking off all of the roads back there. >> reporter: all of this flooding was the result of extraordinarily heavy rains that fell across the upper midwest last week, as much as 10 to 12 inches in some areas. in the western wisconsin town of arcadia, some folks were allowed to return to homes only to find their belongings waterlogged. >> phone calls from friends letting me know that flooding was occurring so i got up and my house was already full. >> reporter: water and mud wiped out everything in troy's basement and garage, even his new car. flood insurance will cover the damage but money isn't always enough. this was his grandparents' pool table. >> sentimental, you can't replace that. >> reporter: south dakota saw its worst flooding in 20 years. sunday the big sioux river was above flood stage. >> boy, you better get my stuff. >> reporter: 60 homes and 20 businesses were lost in zumbro falls. sweeping more than 12 feet of water through main street
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